If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
This year saw a record entry with 66 runners taking part in the
Club's 3-leg relay on 23 July. In a close finish on the final leg, the
winning team was led home by Trevor Knight, just ahead of Wayne Broadbent
from Sphinx, and Scott Shepherd. Overall winners were Trevor Knight, Katy Davies and Chris Perkins.
Brilliant handicapping and sorting of teams by Mark Baker resulted in just 8 seconds separating the top three finishing teams.
Report, photos & results
The Club's Summer Handicap Series continued to be a hugely popular fixture
in the calendar with Club regulars and guests. Races were staged on the
first Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Race 6 on 3 September
saw 60 members and guests battling for points, the event being won
for the men by Jonathan Boyd and for
the ladies by Julie Cozens. In the overall standings, Tara Lambert
kept her lead at the top of the ladies' table, whilst
Adrian Powell held on to a 2-point margin to hang on
to the top spot in the men's table.
More details Results
Training for a Half-Marathon?
Sunday morning training sessions focussed on the half-marathon distance, particularly the Kenilworth Half and the Great North Run, start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. The structure each week depends on numbers and mix of abilities. Sessions will include both endurance and speed work.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 21 July.
Runner of the Month
July: Sarah Booker
August: Stu Lumsden
Previous Runners of the Month
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Looking for a running event a bit out of the ordinary, offering a particular challenge, is especially scenic or maybe in some remote or interesting location? Then check out the event details sent in to us from time to time by other cubs wanting your entries.
Perfect running conditions contributed to the
success of Northbrook's twelfth staging of this hugely popular fixture in
the race calendar. Incorporating both the Warwickshire 10k County
Championships and the sixth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League the
event attracted over 580 entries, with 75 children registered for the accompanying
Fun Run. This year the race has chosen to
work with the children's charity Zoë's
Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival
and Allesley Scouts.
With the start of the cross-country season imminent John Wilson has updated his invaluable guide to the delights of winter off-road racing. If you've never entered a cross-country race before then here's the low-down on what to expect.
The season kicks off with the Midland Cross-Country Relays on 18 October at Walsall, and the first B'ham League race is at Newbold Comyn on 8 November.
Wins for Northbrook
With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.
After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.
Our Man in Boston
The Boston Marathon this year was a special event after the bombings at the
finish line last year. Mark Baker was one of
36,000 entrants qualifying to run, and more than a million spectators
lined the route.
It was one of Mark's slowest marathon times, but it didn’t seem that important for once. Everyone’s main aim was to cross the finish line that day.
Read Mark's report of the day ...
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. At the half-way stage
heads the men's table and Sarah Booker heads the ladies' listing.
keeps his lead at the top of the MV40 table whilst Tony Hughes has taken
over at the top of the MV50 table.
and Sarah McNaney
continue to top the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2013 series, Northbrook's Aimee Morse finished 2nd L20, Amanda Deavy 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 1st MV55 and Anne Hughes 3rd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 4th; Northbrook Men in 5th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
Get the latest issue
of the WCAA Newsletter
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.